Power & Energy Failures in power generation equipment can lead to large re-instatement costs, but because the timescales for reinstatement can be large the business interruption costs can often be the greatest contributor to the total loss. Read More
Contamination & Pollution Most of our contamination losses are commercial, although on occasions we have been called in on large or particularly complex domestic losses. We are experienced in many types of contamination assessment. Read More
Shipping & Marine Shipping and marine incidents are among the most costly, both in terms of the damage to the vessel and cargo lost as well as the resulting loss in revenue. Read More

Leaders in Forensic Investigation

Hawkins has always been committed to providing high quality forensic investigation services to our clients.

About Us

Hawkins is a well-established and respected firm specialising in forensic investigation and root cause analysis for the insurance, legal and risk management professions.

We are a growing company, currently with eight offices in key locations around the United Kingdom and offices in Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore, with an ever increasing number of experts covering many disciplines. Our forensic scientists and engineers investigate a wide range of losses including fires, explosions, accidents and engineering problems. Visit our Services page for more information on the disciplines we cover.

We provide a wide range of forensic investigation services and can take an investigation from scene to court if required:

  • Full investigation and report
  • Litigation support
  • Giving evidence in court
  • Forensic preview
  • Forensic Claims validation service
  • General advice

We always aim to tailor the investigation to your needs, so if you want a brief, preliminary investigation we can do that. In addition, you are always welcome to call one of our experts for an informal, confidential chat with no commitment. We will be happy to tell you what we can do to help.

If you think you might have the need for an investigator please contact us by telephone on our 24-hour phone line, or by email directly from our website, and we will do our best to help you. 

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Latest News

Cambridge Insurance Institute Young Achiever of the Year Award Presented in Memory of Hawkins’ Karen Holmes at Annual Cambridge Dinner

18th Jan 2019

At the Cambridge annual dinner, held in King’s College on 7 December 2018, Dr Andrew Moncrieff, Hawkins’ Managing Director introduced the Young Achiever of the Year Award. The Council of the Cambridge Institute had renamed the award, The Karen Holmes ...

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Hawkins Welcomes Ross Clarke to Our Road Traffic Collision Investigation Team

16th Jan 2019

Hawkins is pleased to announce the addition of Ross Clarke to the Road Traffic Collision investigation team. Ross graduated from Loughborough University in 2013 with a master’s degree in Automotive Engineering. During his time at university, Ross ...

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Dr Andrew Prickett & Mrs Nicola Fallowfield-Smith Give Guest Lectures at UCL

20th Dec 2018

Once again Hawkins has been working with the Engineering Department at University College London (UCL) to deliver a week long module on Forensic Engineering to their second year undergraduate Mechanical Engineering students. In conjunction with Senior ...

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Hawkins Hosts Guests at Scenic Taj Dubai Hotel's Treehouse Terrace

13th Dec 2018

On 11 December Dr Chris Wareham and Nick Coogan of Hawkins' Dubai office hosted guests at the Treehouse Terrace in the Taj Dubai hotel, and discussed forensic engineering whilst overlooking the Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai and the Business Bay skylines. ...

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There's No Smoke Without Fire

10th Dec 2018

On Tuesday 4 December Sarah Hooton, a fire engineer in Hawkins’ London Office, gave a seminar on fire engineering and fire spread entitled: There’s No Smoke Without Fire: Fire Safety Design, Construction and Management Challenges.Sarah has said of ...

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